Welcome to the DPA e-learning tool.

This tool will help you learn about the Data Protection Act (DPA) and aims to answer the following questions:


Section One

What is personal data?

  • Recognising personal data
  • Sensitive personal data

Section Two

What are our legal obligations under the DPA?

  • Eight Principles of the DPA
  • Processing personal data

Section Three

How should I handle personal data?

  • Handling, storage and disposal of personal data
  • Disclosure of personal data

Section Four

How should the museum handle a request for personal data?

  • Defining a Subject Access Request
  • Responding to a Subject Access Request

At the end of every section there will be a short multiple choice quiz to test your understanding of each topic.

Select NEXT to start the training.

Or select a section number or topic to go directly to that section.